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[Home Movies: X-Country, 1938, No. 1]


Published 1938


Screening notes in can should be transcribed.people smiling at camera while they stand at some kind of viewpoint (nice faces)array of signs, including "Welcome to St. Louis," "City Route 66 St. Louis," US 40 Bypass, US 66, "To Go Thru St. Louis Follow City Route 66".Great shots of families lounging in garden or yard of restaurantPan past sign "Please Pay When Served"POV, 2-lane concrete highwayPan over very bare Western motor court with plain square buildings; at end of pan billboards for Standard Red Crown gasoline and Storz beerdriving POVs of mountains, shot out side windowPan uphill looking at UCLA buildings, very uncrowded campus not fully built outPOV of Santa Monica Palisades Park from side window, recognizable if you know what it isGreat, exuberant scenes people horsing around on Santa Monica BeachFamily leaving grocery store with "Double Cola" ad on left (dark shot)Tijuana or Mexicali, Mexico -- adults walking in front of building with giant "Cerveza Mexicali" painted signFootage of main street, probably Blvd. Revolucion in Tijuana, storefronts, etc. (good)VS in Tijuana (good)U.S. Customs inspector at United States-Mexico borderDrive by (POV side window) Lindbergh Field (San Diego, California) with United Air Lines and Ryan Aeronautical Co. hangarsVS house in hills and succulents
Cafe Trocadero
Grauman's Chinese Theater (title and film bought commercially and spliced in)
Motorboats, flying birds and airplane shot from ship (S.S. Catalina) heading towards Catalina Island
VS Catalinahorse and carriage on island
Chinatown, San Francisco
Dense street with many signs: Far East Cafe / Chop Suey, Dong Ming Herbs, Shang Far Low Noodles, Silk KimonosPan over harbor showing many Navy vessels in Bay
Brief shot state Capitol, probably Sacramento
Two women in front of gas station or auto repair shop playing on toy train marked "40 & 8, Voiture 1131, Wells, Nevada
"pan over large dam (not Hoover)VS Old Faithful, visually confusing montage
VS Yellowstone: The Pump, Sponge Geyser, Old Faithful, Grotto Geyser,


Audio/Visual silent, color


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Reviewer: Spuzz - - December 7, 2014
Subject: Here we come
Here we have some unidentified people going "cross country" (though it looks like mostly California and areas). No cards and barely any signs, so a lot of guessing, but some spots are easily to recognize.
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